BOOKS - HISTORICAL
SCENES FROM A LIFE
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In a Milk and Honeyed Landon
Far from the Spaceportson
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Amazon ABNA quarter-finalist 2014
Scenes From a Life is a full-length novel written by
Richard Abbott. It is set in Egypt and Canaan around 1200BCE, around twenty years after In a Milk and Honeyed Land
and explores some loose ends left by that book. It has been published by Matteh Publications and
is now available at online retailers.
What journey would you make to encounter the meaning of a dream?
Makty-Rasut is a scribe in New Kingdom Egypt, fashioning tombs for the elite. He lives a comfortable
but restless life, moving every few years further upstream along the river Nile. He is content to exercise his talent
without examining his origins.
Then a series of vivid dreams, interpreted with the help of a senior priest, disrupts this pattern.
To solve the riddle, he must go on a journey that will take him outside the Beloved Land and away from the life that
he knows. His travels take him into the neighbouring province of Canaan, to a hill-country village called Kephrath,
and to a way of life he has never considered.
Samples (free downloads):
Scenes from a Life - Sample - Kindle mobi
Scenes from a Life - Sample - epub
Some review comments
- Amazon.co.uk: “...historical detail supports and sustains the rich narrative without overwhelming it...”
- Amazon.com: “...a gentle, well-crafted novel...”
- Goodreads: “...beautiful and sensitive...”
- The Review Group: “...there is lovely description - evocative sentences or phrases that add so much to the atmosphere of the book.”
- Breakfast with Pandora: “...assured, mature observation of people...”
Cover image © copyright by permission Ian Grainger
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ebook (kindle mobi): 978-0954-5535-7-9
ebook (epub): 978-0954-5535-8-6
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Out of interest I tested the first few paragraphs for writing style at the
“I Write Like”
web site and came out as follows: